Postgraduate research programmes
Legal research spans the social sciences and humanities. As scholars, we investigate law’s possibilities: its provisions, implementation and practices. We produce research that explores the difficulties and dilemmas of human experience.
Our research students work in diverse subject areas, engaging with a wide range of approaches to legal research (doctrinal, socio-legal/interdisciplinary and theoretical). Their many and varied projects reflect the breadth of their research interests as well as those of our academic staff.
The Law School offers four research-based programmes. All research projects are supervised by leading experts in their field.
Writing your PhD proposal
To apply for a research-based programme, you must write and present a proposal.
Fees and funding
Funding information, including fees and scholarship opportunities, for research degrees.
Why Bristol Law School
Reasons why you should consider higher education with the University of Bristol.
Our research postgraduates
The Law School has a very strong research culture, including a wide range of centres and themes, and welcomes research students. It usually has as many as 35 research postgraduates at any one time. Find out more about our current research students.
We have lots of information available for international students to help you apply and settle into life at Bristol.